8 Sep 2001 welisc   » (Journeyer)

The results of the Fourth ICFP programming contest are out. First place went to Haskell Carrots. The Dylan Hackers came second, with most of the team using Gwyddion Dylan, which would indicate that the current version is in a very usable state. Dylan is interesting for the reason outlined in the contest write-up:
A major design goal of Dylan is to produce a language in which complex programs can be rapidly prototyped in the same way as with dynamically-typed languages such as Smalltalk or Lisp or "scripting" languages, while at the same time enabling performance comparable to statically typed languages such as C or ML.

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